Director of Preconstruction

Location Honolulu
Contact name: Eric Dickerson

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Job ref: 7625
Published: 16 days ago

Title: Director of Mechanical Preconstruction

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Preconstruction to join our team in Honolulu, Hawaii. This full-time position is ideal for a candidate who has a passion for the HVAC & Plumbing industry, coupled with a strong background in commercial mechanical construction. The primary role involves overseeing the preconstruction phase, managing the Estimating Department, and aligning project opportunities with strategic business objectives. This position offers an excellent salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and ample opportunities for career advancement.


  1. Project Opportunity Assessment: Evaluate potential projects, develop conceptual and budget estimates, and identify strategic advantages for Design Build (DB), Design Assist (DA), Value Engineering (VE), and other special projects.

  2. Team Leadership: Lead, recruit, and develop the Estimating Department, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality estimates and adherence to client deadlines.

  3. Customer Relationship Management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, ensuring a high level of trust, service, and responsiveness.

  4. Strategic Planning and Execution: Participate in business development activities, strategic market analysis, and execution strategies for new market entry.

  5. Operational Coordination: Work closely with engineering, estimating, and operational teams, ensuring smooth transition from preconstruction to construction phases, adhering to safety protocols, and maintaining project schedules and budgets.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.

  • At least 15 years of experience in the commercial mechanical construction industry.

  • Proficiency in relevant software such as BlueBeam, Timberline, QuickPen, TSI, Wendes, and Maxwell.

  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, estimating, value engineering, and team management.

  • Strong strategic thinking and business development capabilities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be open to relocation and possess a stable work history.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with large-scale mechanical projects (hospitals, labs, data centers, high rises).

  • Familiarity with local codes and regulations in Hawaii.

  • Advanced project management and leadership skills.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, high-pressure environment.

  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This role is perfect for a candidate who thrives in a challenging environment and is eager to make a significant impact in the HVAC & Plumbing industry. If you possess a blend of technical expertise, strategic acumen, and leadership skills, we would love to hear from you.